The picture that takes the wraps off the most hush-hush secret of the war, revealing the role of radar. Features a picture epic of an actual flight over Japan. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Topics: RADAR, World War II
This rare silent film shows a trip down the Rhine River in Germany made in the 1930s by freighters and passenger ships, including a sidewheel vessel. Some terrific scenery is shown in the course of the film including castles, mountains and cities. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more... Topics: Rhine, Events Preceding World War II Europe
This historic, silent German educational film shows physical training of members of the Arbeitsdienft or "Labor Service".The Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to 'Reich Labour Service', abbreviated RAD) was a major organisation established by Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on German economy, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labor service, divided into separate sections for men and... Topics: World War II, Labor Servcice, Labor Service
Produced during WWII or immediately before, this short silent film shows some of the training activities of the Fallschirmjäger, the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations and came to be known as the "green devils" by the Allied forces they fought against. Throughout World War II the Fallschirmjäger commander was Kurt Student.During World War II, the... Topics: World War II, paratrooper, Fallschirmager, Germany, Wehrmacht
This silent German newsreel shows the training activities of the Gebirgsjäger (German pronunciation: [ɡəˈbɪʁksˌjɛːɡɐ]) light infantry. These troops are part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria. (N.B.: The word Jäger meaning "hunter" or "huntsman" is a characteristic term used for light-infantry or light-infantryman in German-speaking military context.) Troops are shown fording a river, moving artillery over rough terrain,... Topics: World War II, Mountains, Operation Silver Fox
"Hosted with personal commentary by John S.D. Eisenhower, Brigadier General, A.U.S., Ret."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, world war II, operation overlord Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
Created for classroom use, this historic German educational film shows the famed Berlin Zoological Garden as it appeared in the 1930s. The Berlin Zoological Garden (German: Zoologischer Garten Berlin) is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres) and is located in Berlin's Tiergarten. With about 1,500 different species and almost 20,500 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.The zoo and its aquarium... Topics: World War II, Zoo, Red Army, Garden
"A powerful award winning documentary on the contributions of African Americans in World War II"-- description from box. Topics: vhs, african american history, world war II Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol. Topic: World War II (WWII) propaganda film.
This short silent German educational film shows an artillery battery being put into position by Wehrmacht forces. Interestingly the battery force has mounted troops, typical of the German Army which while heavily mechanized used horses for many important tasks. Once a position is scouted, troops emplace the gun and begin the work of camouflaging the position, while other soldiers work to obtain firing data and sighting. The artillery piece shown may be the 7.5 cm Feld Kanone 16 neuer... Topics: Artillery, Artillery Baterry, World war II, Wehrmacht, germany
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio.In this episode of Air Power "The Early days" Narrated by Eddie Rickenbacker, former World War 1 ace, now Eastern Airlines executive and commentator Walter Cronkite. With the use of still pictures and films, they trace the... Topics: Air Power, CBS, World War II, Aircraft, Wright Brothers, Airplane
Created in 1933 by the newly-ascendant Adolph Hitler, "Deutschland Erwacht!" is a recounting of life in Germany after WWI and up until the handover of power from Hindenburg to Hitler in 1933. As a work of propaganda, the film vividly shows the turbulent, inflationary times that followed World War I and attempts to show how Hitler's Germany will be a powerful nation. This version of the film is silent with title cards.In addition to the film, other souvenirs were created with the... Topics: Nazi Germany, World War II, Adolf Hitler, Documentary
This short silent educational film shows activities of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to 'Reich Labour Service', abbreviated RAD), a major organisation established by Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on German economy, militarize the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labor service, divided into separate sections for men and women. In some ways it could be compared to FDR's New Deal organizations such as the... Topics: Reichsarbeitsdienst, Labor Service, World War II, Germany, Deutsch
This historic German educational film shows flights of sailplanes or gliders. After World War I many gliders were built for sporting purposes in Germany, because of post-WWI regulations forbidding the construction and flight of motorized planes. As a result the country's aircraft enthusiasts often turned to gliders and were actively encouraged by the German government, particularly at flying sites suited to gliding flight like the Wasserkuppe.A glider or sailplane is a type of glider... Topics: Glider, Germany, Aircraft, Motor Glider, World War II, Gliding, Aircraft
Created during World War II, "The Aftermath of War Production" was created to educate the American public and government officials about the potential financial disaster that might occur after the end of WWII, when millions of surplus goods might be dumped on the market, and when millions of people might be put out of work through the cancellation of contracts. According to the film military surplus is an inevitability, but financial disaster and depression is preventable. Film... Topics: home Front, World War II, Aftermath Of World War II, Military Surplus, Economics, Military Supply,...
Created in the 1930s, this German newsreel shows the "expansion of Germany" under Adolf Hitler including the seizure of the Sudentenland. German troops are shown being welcomed into the area, along with Hitler himself who arrives in a large open car to a hero's welcome. Also shown is Mahren also known as Moravia. Following the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, Moravia became part of Czechoslovakia. As one of the five lands of Czechoslovakia, it had restricted... Topics: Adolf Hitler, World war II, Kreigsmarine, Sudetenland, Moravia, Nazi Germany, World War II,...
Produced in 1945, "Hannibal Victory" documents the activities of the World War II Victory Ship S.S. Hannibal Victory, named after Mark Twain’s Mississippi River hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Departing from San Francisco, the ship carries a cargo of eight steam locomotive engines and cars across the Pacific to the Philippines. The crew’s daily routines are portrayed along with occasional threats by Japanese vessels. During World War II, 534 "Victory ships" were... Topics: World War, World War II, Hannibal, victory Ship
"...Atlantis Submarines has made it possible to dive 150 feet beneath Hawaii's turquoise sea and view first hand the incredible marine life that inhabit our warm tropical waters....' Topics: vhs, World War II Navy Tanker, "Hobbit Hilton" Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
U.S. Coast Guard Report Number 7, "Coast Guard on Foreign Shores", shows the role the Coast Guard played in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many... Topics: United States Coast guard, World War II, U.S. navy
This WWII aircraft identification film shows the German Ju-52 transport aircraft, one of the Luftwaffe's most important troop carriers. This film was intended to be used by pilots and also anti-aircraft artillery crews, aircraft spotters and air raid wardens. Animated segments of the film were likely created by either the Walt Disney or Warner Bros. animation studios as part of their contribution to the war effort. The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju") and Iron... Topics: JU-52, Junkers Ju 52, Aircraft, World War II, Luftwaffe
Produced in 1945 after WWII had ended, this Victory Bond film explores the cost of the war in physical terms -- specifically the veterans who have returned from the war with dreadful wounds, amputations, blindness, etc. The film encourages Americans to buy Bonds to provide continued care for these servicemen.Footage includes V-E Day in New York, busy shots of Americans getting back to normal life after the war, miscellaneous battle shots and many views of men receiving medical treatment in... Topics: Veteran, World War II, Killed In Action, Victory Bonds, Wounded In Action
This episode of "The Big Picture", part of the Army in Action WWII series, is entitled "The Spreading Holocaust". It features the story of the military events of 1941 and 1942, with the Axis triumphant on all fronts including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the German drive across North Africa and deep into Russia, and the Japanese assault on China, the Philippines and British possessions in Asia including Singapore. The siege of Bataan is shown, and the... Topics: Baatan Death March, World War II, Philippines, Germany, Wehrmacht, The Holocaust
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello JoioIn this episode of Air Power "Superfort" Documents the U.S. Marine capture of Iwo Jima, and the use of the island as an American base from which the B-29 strategic bombers could operate. This island, half-way between the Marianas... Topics: US Marines, Air Power, Superfort, Iwo Jima, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, World War II
Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis. This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "The U.S. and the Philippines" looks at the relations between the United... Topics: Corregidor Island, December 7, Bataan Death March, World War II, Pacific Campaign, Philippines
This episode of "The Big Picture" TV show, one of the "Army in Action" series, is titled "Global War". It presents events during WWII in 1943 including Allied assault on Sicily, landings in New Guinea, new offensives in Russia, the drive up the Italian mainland to Rome, and assaults in the Pacific Islands. Highlights include: The Ploesti oil refinery raid is seen at the 6 minute mark. The Munda Airfield on New Georgia are seen at 8 minutes. Soviet forces are... Topics: World War II, WWII, Sicily, 1943, ploesti Raid, United States Army, Messina
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio.This episode of Air Power, "Target Ploesti", shows the raid on that manufacturing center. During the 1940s, everything mechanized used ball bearings and one of the major industries during World War II was ball-bearing... Topics: Television, Program, World War II, Ploesti Raid, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Ploisti, Ball Bearing
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio.This episode tells the story of the Allied attack on the German-occupied Monte Cassino Monastery in Italy and how, although subjected to non-stop shelling, infantry attacks and bombardment it resisted capture until it was finally reduced... Topics: Monte Cassino, Italy, Bombing Of Italy, World War II, CBS, Dello Joio, Air Power, Italy
Created with footage shot by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, CAMPS OF THE DEAD is a graphic newsreel that shows concentration camps as they appeared to the liberating Allied armies in 1945. This silent version was one of two produced; the other sound version runs about 20 minutes. Full of horrifying images that vividly show the baseless and vile nature of the Nazi death camps, it is hard to even begin to describe the images herein. The idea that anyone would even consider denying the existence... Topics: World War, The Holocaust, World War II, Nazism, Nazi Concentration Camp, Periscope Film, Stock...
Created in 1933 by the newly-ascendant Adolph Hitler, "Deutschland Erwacht!" is a recounting of life in Germany after WWI and up until the handover of power from Hindenburg to Hitler in 1933. As a work of propaganda, the film vividly shows the turbulent, inflationary times that followed World War I and attempts to show how Hitler's Germany will be a powerful nation. This version of the film is silent with title cards.In addition to the film, other souvenirs were created with the... Topics: Nazi Germany, Germany, Adolf Hitler, World War II, Brandenburg Gate, Documentary
This silent German newsreel shows the launching of the Prinz Eugen, an enlarged Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser which served with the Kriegsmarine of Germany during World War II. The entire launch process is seen, with groups of workers moving the blocks holding the hull in position on the ways. Adolph Hitler and ministers attend the christening ceremony and can be seen at the 10 minute mark. Most of the superstructure and weaponry for the ship will be installed after launch.The vessel... Topics: Adolf Hitler, Kriegsmarine, Prinz Eugen, German Cruiser, Krupp, Operation Crossroads, World War II
Created shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a memorial, this "Official Films" silent newsreel was sold for home use. The film shows the career of FDR starting with his earliest days in politics, including rare footage before he was stricken with Polio. It also shows the President throughout his four terms in office, and then the funeral preparations and burial.The backstory of the funeral is this: in the early afternoon of April 12, 1945 President... Topics: Franklin D Roosevelt, President Of The united States, Hyde park, 1945, World War II, Politics, 1945
This rare German educational film from the WWII era shows civil defense training activities of the Hitler Youth (German: Hitlerjugend ), the youth organization of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922. It includes paramilitary training on the use of gas masks, rendering first aid, fire fighting and so on. From 1933 until 1945, it was the sole official youth organization in Germany and was partially a paramilitary organization; it was constituted of the Hitlerjugend... Topics: Hitler Youth, Sulfer Mustard, Gas Mask, World War II, Adolf hitler
This 1944 WWII U.S. Navy propaganda film features a wide range of US Navy carrier operations (involving Hellcats, Helldivers and Avengers), with hair-raising carrier landings and accidents. The film begins with carrier take-offs from ships based near the Philippines including USS Enterprise CV-6, with aircraft looking for Japanese at sea and on land the mission is the same -- "find the Japs". Beginning about the 4:30 mark as aircraft return to their ships, you'll see an incredible... Topics: World War II, Naval Aviation, battle Of Leyte Gulf, Aircraft Carrier, USS Enterprise, Aircraft,...
This short and apparently hastily assembled newsreel shows the events of December 7th, 1941 and expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Due to the lack of material available there are some laughable errors in the rather earnest film, including the presence of a plane... Topics: Pearl Harbor, WWII, World War II, Japan, U.S. Navy, December 7th
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio.This episode of Air Power, "Fools, Daredevils and Geniuses", shows the Roaring Twenties. It got that name partially from the outrageous events that happened in aviation, including bizarre activities like stunt flying, wing... Topics: World War I, Stunt Flying, Barnstormer, 13 Black Cats, Aviation, World War II, Barnstorming, Stunt...
Filmed in Dresden, Germany in the 1930s, this educational film was intended to show children the importance of saving money -- in this case to buy a bicycle. The film has some interesting images of Dresden prior to WWII, and has images of children in the uniforms of the Hitler Youth. The Hitler Youth was the youth organization of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922. From 1933 until 1945, it was the sole official youth organization in Germany and was partially a... Topics: Hitler's Youth, Film, World War II, Nazi's, Aryan Supermen, NSRBL, De Facto
This silent WWII German newsreel shows long range German bomber aircraft making strikes against Allied shipping in the Atlantic sea lanes near Ireland. In 1940, these "back door" raids were commonplace and costly to both sides. On one raid in July of that year for example, the Luftwaffe destroyed five ships in one convoy and damaged five other ships and two destroyers while sustaining the loss of 28 aircraft -- some of them shot down in the heavily-guarded English Channel. The... Topics: Bomber, World War II, Newsreel, Battle Of Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, Allies, FW-200, Bomber...
This 1946 color travelogue of Washington, D.C. was (judging from the lack of traffic) shot during WWII and released in 1946 by the Byron organization. Created by the Greater National Capital Committee of the Washington Board of Trade, INVITATION TO THE NATION shows the many tourist sights of the District of Columbia and its environs, including Mount Vernon. Some of the iconic places in the film include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknown... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Washington, Trolley Cars, Washington D.C.
Fabulous "camera thrill" highlights from WWII features aerial and naval combat, a desperate battle on a South Pacific island between Japanese forces and assaulting U.S. Marines, paratroops, glider troops, a U-boat attack, gun camera footage of strafing and dog fights, plane crashes, and more. "The motion picture camera has never been closer to the deadly fire of enemy guns than here ..."This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic... Topics: newsreel, U-boat, paratroops, WWII, World War II, combat, gun camera
Produced by the governments of the USA and Britain, "Eve of Battle" is a photographic record of the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they embarked upon the D-Day landings in Occupied France. Starts with amazing footage of German bunkers and coastal installations, and shows the formation of the gigantic invasion force with its multi-national components. The film concludes with vivid footage of June 6, 1944 and the invasion force arriving on the beaches. This film is part of the... Topics: World War, Invasion, Newsreel, World War II, Normandy Landing, England Channel
Produced by the governments of the USA and Britain, "Eve of Battle" is a photographic record of the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they embarked upon the D-Day landings in Occupied France. Starts with amazing footage of German bunkers and coastal installations, and shows the formation of the gigantic invasion force with its multi-national components. The film concludes with vivid footage of June 6, 1944 and the invasion force arriving on the beaches. This film is part of the... Topics: World War, Invasion, Newsreel, World War II, Normadny Landings, English Channel
This fascinating silent color film from World War II shows a variety of rockets produced by the United States for use in the conflict. Many of these weapons were developed at Caltech, and the film shows some of the work done there to perfect these systems. Various launch platforms are shown including small craft such as the LCI and the LCM, and aircraft of various kinds including the Navy's Harpoon. The 5-inch Forward Firing Aircraft Rocket or FFAR was an American rocket developed during... Topics: World War II, Aircraft, Rocket, Folding Fin, High Velocity Aircracrt Rocket, privateer airplane
Produced in 1942 by the American group called United China Relief, "This is China" uses newsreel and travelogue footage to present a portrait of "our friends and allies" -- the Chinese people.United China Relief was founded in 1941 in New York City for the purpose of raising funds to aid the Chinese people during times of national crisis. The main function of United China Relief was to provide funds for the relief and rehabilitation of the Chinese people. Ancillary goals... Topics: China, World War II, Rape Nanking, Shanghai Greenland F.C, Refugee, War Crime, Propaganda Film